News

May 25, 2018

Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson, professor of epidemiology, is the editor of a new book titled Cursed? Biologic and Cultural Aspects of the Menstrual Cycle and Menstruation. This collection of essays and original research articles offers a comprehensive perspective of the importance of the menstrual cycle in women's lives.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Katherine Reeves
May 24, 2018

Associate Professor of Epidemiology Katherine Reeves is the lead author of a paper recently published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. Titled “Depression, Antidepressant Use, and Breast Cancer Risk in Pre- and Postmenopausal Women: A Prospective Cohort Study,” the article presents findings of the largest prospective study to date to examine whether depression or antidepressant use can be linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.

May 23, 2018

The Delta Omega Honor Society Rho Chapter held their annual luncheon in April 2018 and inducted new members into its ranks.

May 22, 2018

A group of more than two dozen undergraduate and graduate students attended this year’s SPHHS Awards Celebration, where they were recognized for outstanding achievements in the classroom, in research, and through service to the community. The SPHHS Awards Celebration was held in the Old Chapel on April 28, 2018.

Brian Whitcomb
May 8, 2018

Results of a recent study to better understand modifiable factors such as physical activity that may affect a woman’s ability to conceive a child suggest that walking may help women to improve their chances of becoming pregnant.

April 4, 2018

The SPHHS is pleased to announce the 2018 SPHHS Research Day award winners: Aastha Pokharel (1st place), Stephanie Hung (2nd place), Carl Jewell (3rd place), and Joshua Freeman and CHristine Langton (Honorable Mentions). Haydee Jacobs was named the Delta Omega abstract winner.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor of Epidemiology Lisa Chasan-Taber
March 30, 2018

Professor of Epidemiology Lisa Chasan-Taber writes about successful grant writing for early-career faculty in an essay published in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Susan Hankinson
March 29, 2018

Professor of Epidemiology Susan Hankinson has been named one of the three recipients of the 2018-2019 Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship Awards.

University of Massachusetts Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
March 14, 2018

The departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are co-hosting the 32nd annual New England Statistics Symposium in the UMass Amherst Campus Center on April 13-14. The symposium brings together statisticians from across New England to share research, discuss emerging issues in the field, and network with colleagues.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg
January 10, 2018

The Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) research team led by Rachel Volberg, Research Associate Professor of Epidemiology, has released a report on the first major adult cohort study of gambling conducted in the United States. By surveying the same individuals over time, cohort studies provide information on how gambling and problem gambling develops, progresses, and remits.

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